We hope you find the information on our website helpful when it comes time to select your monument. We are never more confused about what to do than when a loved one passes away. A monument will display your love and respect forever.
Here you will see step-by-step information for choosing a monument. Examples of beveled edge markers, prices, lettering, and colors. Please feel free to send us a message for any other inquiries you may have.
Cemetery, funeral homes, monument retailers and online monument stores are the common choices to buy a monument. With all these sources and the information that they provide, it can get very confusing when purchasing a memorial, which is why before you buy a monument, we recommend you to be educated with the monument industry standards and basics about the headstones. Price of a monument is based on the type, granite material, size and model.
All prices are based on Blue Gray Granite with standard tops, ends, and average letters. Installation is extra and depends on the location. Special options such as colored stones, phototgraphs, etching, added polish, and special shapes will be priced accordingly
Add a description about this itemThese stones are usually 2'-0" x 1'-0" x 0'-4" and are set flat to the ground with letters on top. A polished border does not affect the price.
Like flat markers, Bevels are usually 2'-0" x 1'-0" on the face, but at least 6 inches thick in the back giving the stone a gentle slope.
Slants vary in thickness and height, but most are 2'-0" x 0'-10" x 1'-4". This option is like the Bevel marker, but the lettered surface is angled more sharply.
Selecting a monument that reflects a personal taste and specific need can be challenging. At Memorials Unlimited, we take the time to listen, then we employ our many years of experience in monument manufacturing to provide you with just the right combination of design elements to capture the memory of those you love..at a price you can afford. Using this simple guide will help you get started.
Consider where the monument will go. Many cemeteries and graveyards have restrictions that limit the style, color, or size of the monument you may place on the grounds. It's important to know what those limitations are before we begin.
Decide if you need a single, companion, or a family name stone. Family name stones in combination with foot-stones can be used to mark a number of graves in the same vicinity.
Select the color that most appeals to you. We handle stone from all over the world and can provide you with a wide variety from which to choose. Keep in mind the color of the stone you select can affect your overall price. Also, etchings work best on darker stones while carvings go well on any color.
Set the monument apart by adding special shape or extra polish. Margins, shoulders, and special contours once thought impractical if not impossible have, by way of modern stone cutting methods, moved into the realm of the possible. As with colors, however, expect fancy features to be reflected in the price. We are to adjust designs so that they are both tasteful and more affordable.
Choose an etching or carving that suits. Most design contain symbols which reflect the faith of those we want to remember. Some reflect their personal interests or favorite themes. Remember that monuments are tributes to those who have gone before, and reminders to those yet to follow.
Lettering a monument is by far the most important element in making a monument. Size of letter and length of name dictate how many letters will fit in given spaces. Scripture references, maiden names, service records, marriage dates, are important and good. Neither color, size, shape, nor price reflect more about an individual than their name and dates. the simplest of monuments when properly spelled is always a fitting tribute.
Payment is generally made up front at the time of the order. Some prefer to pay half down and the balance before installation. Either option is acceptable. We here at Memorials Unlimited accept cash, check, credit/debit cards, and paypal.